How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers
How digital technologies can help Africa's smallholder farmers

Digitisation could change the game for agriculture in Africa. That's a key message in a report recently released by an international institution that enhances smallholder farming in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

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Agroecology as innovation
Agroecology as innovation

Recently, the High Level Panel of Experts of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released its much-anticipated report on agroecology. The report signals the continuing shift in emphasis in the UN agency's approach to agricultural development.

As outgoing FAO director-general, Jose Graziano da Silva has indicated: "We need to promote a transformative change in the way that we produce and consume food. We need to put forward sustainable food systems that offer healthy and nutritious food, and also preserve the environment. Agroecology can offer several contributions to this process."

By Timothy A. Wise 11 Jul 2019

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CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026. This comes after the International Congress and Convention Association's (ICCA) announcement confirming Cape Town as the number one meetings destination in Africa.

10 Jul 2019

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies
Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns, as in this year's unusually cool and wet spring in the central U.S. In a recently published study, I worked with other scientists to see whether climate change was measurably affecting crop productivity and global food security.

10 Jul 2019